Teaching staff at universities
In Austria the higher education system consists of
public universities, private universities, universities of applied science
and university colleges of teacher education.
In the 2018/19 academic year the academic staff at public universities
comprised 40 832 persons. Of these, 2 610 were professors, 2 874 were
equivalents to professors and 35 591 were other scientific and arts
staff. The total proportion of women was 41.2%. It is worth noting that
only 24.9% of professors were women.
In recent years universities of applied science have grown to the second largest
higher education sector in Austria. Overall there were 19 934 teaching
staff members at universities of applied science in the 2017/18 academic
year. The proportion of women amounted to 36.3% and was therefore considerably
lower than at public universities.
The teaching staff at university colleges of teacher education consisted
of 7 602 persons in the academic year 2018/19. The share of women was
the highest in the higher education sector, with 59.8%.
In the 2017/18 academic year private universities employed a total of 4 837 persons in teaching.
43.9% of them were women.
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